Quorn Business and Industry
Up until the mid nineteen century most
industry in the village was cottage based, primarily frame-work knitting.
During the 1820s two hosiery factories were established and by the
middle of the century Quorn had a sock and glove manufacturer (Websters)
and a twist lace, silk net and cotton tatting factory (Balms), located
where the Church Rooms are now. Wrights Mill, elastic webbing manufacturers,
arrived in the village in 1860. By 1911 Wrights employed over 30%
of the working population of Quorn and they are still present in the
In addition to the factories, this section also contains information
about the quarry, the railway and shops, all of which had an impact
on village life.
Total: 278 artefacts returned over 12 pages
| Aerial view of Wright's factory and surrounding area - approx 1952|
This aerial photograph was taken in the early 1950s, as evidenced by the size of the lime ...... cont.
| Postcard – Mountsorrel Quarry 1909|
This postcard raises many questions!
It may be asked how a Mountsorrel Quarry postcard ...... cont.
| WW1 Puttees! Made by M Wright and Sons|
This advert appeared regularly in the Tatler between 1917 and 1919. It is advertising ...... cont.
| Quorn cigarette tin, early 1900s|
This Quorn cigarette tin is very well worn and we think is a very rare find. Underneath ...... cont.
| Quorn meat substitute and our village – a connection or not?|
One question that people often ask is whether there is a connection between the name of ...... cont.
| Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929|
In 1922 a committee was formed to raise funds for the building of a Church Room. Several ...... cont.
| Insurance plaques, Quorn|
Beginning in the 18th century, insurance fire plaques were attached high up on buildings, ...... cont.
| Bus on Leicester Road, Quorn, 1910|
This fantastic photograph was taken on the east side of Leicester Road in 1910. The house ...... cont.
| Two buses at Quorn Cross, 1930|
A very interesting street scene showing Quorn Cross in about 1930. Whilst the quality of ...... cont.
| Wright's Factory, weaving room 1923/24|
One of the elastic weaving rooms at Wright's factory, Quorn in 1923 or 1924.
The ...... cont.
| Tommy Allen 1911 to 1996|
Tommy Allen was born in 1911 and lived in Quorn all his life. He followed his father by ...... cont.
| High Street, Quorn in the 1950s|
Two photographs of High Street, Quorn, looking towards Quorn Cross, in the 1950s, showing ...... cont.
| William Wilders – Carrier of Quorn|
William Wilders was born in Quorn in 1838 and died in 1893. We are lucky to have this ...... cont.
| Quorn Building Society|
Quorn Building Society, or as it was originally known, the Quorndon and Neighbourhood ...... cont.
| Wrights Factory Rules, 1946|
The poster below hung in Wrights factory on Leicester Road for many years. It dates back ...... cont.
| Soar Valley News, April 1977|
The Soar Valley News was a four page, black and white community newspaper/newsletter type ...... cont.
| Deer roaming around the White Horse in Quorn! 1988|
During road works near the White Horse pub in Quorn in 1988, ancient deer bones were ...... cont.
| Howlett’s Bus Company, Quorn|
This is a Bedford OWB Duple bus, registration number DAY137, built during WW2. Howlett’s ...... cont.
| Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985|
Vena Grain was born in Leicester on 21st February 1895, and the family moved to Quorn in ...... cont.
| The Mill House Inn, Leicester Road, Quorn, early 1900s|
To the left of the archway is the Mill House Inn, which at this time was run by Silas ...... cont.
| Quorn bus, 1929|
In the 1920s and 1930s there were several different firms running buses through Quorn. ...... cont.
| Meeting Street, Quorn|
As the years go by and as Quorn Village On-line Museum continues to grow, it becomes ...... cont.
| Video: Wrights - Weaving Narrow Fabrics in Quorn since 1860|
Wrights factory has been in Quorn since the 1860s and continues to thrive today. This ...... cont.
| Quorn Station 1937|
This is a photograph taken on Quorn railway station when it was run by the London & North ...... cont.
| Picture by W E Cooke – Coal Wharf, 1879|
This picture of the Coal Wharf on Soar Road in Quorn, was drawn in 1879 by local ...... cont.